Despite only being 21, talented Stacey Hyatt from Colne has managed to successfully launch her own business.
The former Colne Park High School student has now officially opened the doors to Stacey’s Scissors – after being given a helping hand by The Start Up Loans Company.
The Venables Avenue resident is enjoying her new venture in Colne’s indoor market, forming friendships with clients, and offering services usually only available in bigger cities.
She developed a passion for hairdressing from a young age, and always dreamt of setting up her own firm. So when she heard about start up loans from the local council and through Hyndburn Enterprise, Stacey could not wait to get started.
Her mum and former business owner Lisa Hyatt, who has been offering guidance and support, said: “There is no doubt that Stacey is exceptionally gifted in what she does, as well as very dedicated.
“Recently, she was qualified in three hair extension courses, which provide her with extremely important skills. As of yet, Stacey isn’t sure what the future holds, but it certainly looks very promising.”
The Start Up Loans Company has recently celebrated its one year anniversary of helping young people achieve their business aspirations. It has committed more than £42 million to applicants aged 18-30 in the past year.
And having now gone through the process herself, Stacey is now able to share her knowledge with other family members.
Her mum added: “Stacey is even helping out the family who also want to get into hairdressing. Her niece is studying hairdressing at college, and she has given her a placement so she can get some experience.”
The family would also like to thank Coun. Neil Butterworth who provided support in the opening of the salon, which also sells a wide range of beauty and hair products.